Cradle of Filth

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Cradle of Filth are an English extreme metal band that formed in Suffolk in 1991. The band's musical style evolved from black metal to a cleaner and more "produced" amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic black metal and other extreme metal styles. Their lyrical themes and imagery are heavily influenced by gothic literature, poetry, mythology and horror films.

The band has broken free from its original niche by courting mainstream publicity (often to the chagrin of its early fanbase), giving the band a "commercial" image. This increased accessibility has brought coverage from the likes of Kerrang! and MTV, along with frequent main stage appearances at major festivals such as Ozzfest, Download and even the mainstream Sziget Festival. They have sometimes been perceived as satanic by casual observers, even though their outright lyrical references to Satanism are few and far between; their use of satanic imagery has arguably always been more for shock value rather than any seriously held beliefs.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 The Principle of Evil Made Flesh Cradle of Filth 4.15 4
1996 Dusk and Her Embrace Cradle of Filth 4.85 11
1998 Cruelty and the Beast Cradle of Filth 4 7
2000 Midian Cradle of Filth 4.5 5
2003 Damnation and a Day Cradle of Filth 3.4 2
2004 Nymphetamine Cradle of Filth 4 5
2006 Thornography Cradle of Filth 3.65 9
2008 Godspeed on the Devil’s Thunder: The Life and Crimes of Gilles de Rais Cradle of Filth 2.65 5
2010 Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa Cradle of Filth 4 6
2012 Midnight in the Labyrinth Cradle of Filth 1
2012 The Manticore and Other Horrors Cradle of Filth 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2002 Lovecraft & Witch Hearts Compilation Cradle of Filth 3.65 4

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2002 Live Bait for the Dead Live Cradle of Filth 3.35 4
2007 Eleven Burial Masses Live Cradle of Filth 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Cradle of Fear Soundtrack Cradle of Filth 5 2

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2011 Lilith Immaculate (Bonus Version) Cradle of Filth 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1996 V Empire or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein Cradle of Filth 4.75 7
1999 From the Cradle to Enslave E.P. Cradle of Filth 4 4
2001 Bitter Suites to Succubi Cradle of Filth 3.5 10
2006 Thornographic Cradle of Filth 1
2011 Evermore Darkly… Cradle of Filth 2

Other

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 A Pungent and Sexual Miasma Cradle of Filth / Malediction 1
1992 Invoking the Unclean Cradle of Filth 4 1
1992 Orgiastic Pleasures Foul Cradle of Filth 4 1
1992 The Black Goddess Rises Cradle of Filth 3 1
1993 Total Fucking Darkness Cradle of Filth 4 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Maximum Filth Interview Cradle of Filth 1

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